Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan to be his VP.
What does that mean to voters?
I can't speak for all of them, but I do know this: when my 74 year old mother (who voted for McCain) heard about Paul Ryan's budget plan - which would eliminate Medicare and replace it with a voucher - she was so furious, she became an Obama supporter.
Mr. Ryan's plan has been so unpopular with voters he has been booed by seniors at his town hall meetings:
People LIKE healthcare, and that their parents, grandparents, and they themselves -when they reach that age- can count on Medicare to provide the health care they need, without having to worry about pre-existing conditions and high premiums from private insurers.
Medicare is also a provider of health care to individuals with disabilities if they cannot qualify for their state's Medicaid.
Oh yeah, Paul Ryan wants to cut Medicaid, too the medical plan for low-income people, children, and as stated above, people with disabilities.
Why the cuts? To fund more tax-cuts for the rich, of course!
Mr. Ryan, were you born without compassion? Gutting Medicare and Medicaid is just plain mean, especially when you receive high quality health care which is paid for by the very taxpayers you are trying to take healthcare away from.
This makes you a scary guy, and as the wonderful Mike Fogelsanger points out:
You may look like Eddie Munster, but you are more like Eddie MONSTER
Courtesy of the brilliantly talented AzureGhost
If a group of nuns on a bus are traveling across the country to say; "Shame on you" then you have to ask yourself: is there something wrong with my plan?
Further reading: last blog post on Paul Ryan and his scary budget: http://beprogressive.blogspot.com/2011/05/looks-are-deceiving.html